Chemistry is a limited dating service that gives you access to great free features, but does not provide many daily matches.
It offers free access to user photos.
There is no smartphone app.
This dating service is strictly online and does not have a smartphone app for easy mobile use. The layout of the site also seems cumbersome and less modern than some of the other websites we looked at. This, however, gives you free access to user photos without having to pay for a subscription.
Chemistry has a complete registration process, asking not only how you are like a person, but what you want in a companion. The first question is what does his hand look like: is his pointer finger longer than his ring finger? Is the ring finger as long as the middle finger? Although this question is not explained and we could not find scientific articles in support of it, some websites, including The Huffington Post, have published pieces on how the length of a person’s fingers correlate with their personality.
Other questions to answer for your profile include physical traits such as your height, hair color and construction. For more in-depth personality questions, it forces you to choose between two options rather than allowing you to choose on a sliding scale. Our reviewers didn’t like it because it’s not all black and white. For example, a question asks whether you are community-oriented or not, and gives you no other answer to choose from. People who feel fallen somewhere in the middle would not know which one to choose. Other sites, like eharmony, give you a scale so you can be precise in your answers. The whole process takes about 10 minutes, and was one of the fastest profiles of our training to set up, particularly among web-only services.
All three fake profiles we created had five matches each in 24 hours. This limited number of matches was among the smallest selections we got from any dating service, which was kind of nice because it made us consider it more closely. Similar to Tinder, you can scroll through user profiles and” like ” them without a subscription.
One downside of this site is that you can not send messages without paying for a subscription. You can, however, send simple “flirts” and see who saw your profile for free. While being able to send a flirt is nice, it’s also frustrating because if you get one back, the only next step is to pay for a subscription so you can actually exchange messages with that person. Our three profiles received an average of two messages in 24 hours, and because we didn’t pay a subscription, we couldn’t read them. A subscription is also required to see who is interested in you, to get access to instant messaging and to access other search and matching features.
Blocking and reporting inappropriate users is easy on this site. Removing the profile is also easy to do when you find love. Overall, the design and features of this site have not impressed us, but they work for basic matchmaking.